Eye Safety On The Job Infographic

About 2,000 workers a day have eye injuries due to their jobs according to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 90% of the workplace eye injuries could have been prevented or have been less severe with a few safety precautions including safety goggles. Via Quill  … [Read more...]

10 Herbs For Healthy Vision

Eyes are not only the most crucial and sensitive organ in our bodies, it is also the most abused. Incorporating herbs into your daily diet will not only help do wonders to relieve them of fatigue but could also help protect them. Below are 10 herbs that can help maintain your eye health: 1. Milk Thistle-Milk Thistle has amazing antioxidant … [Read more...]

Something To Talk About: UV and Driving

We are all inundated with 'news' or noise, but this is an interesting eyecare health item that would be a good thing to speak with your patients about. While this is a PR piece for window tinting, it can also be used for sunglasses as who wants their face to look like this poster child trucker? Study Shows Need to Protect Eyes and Skin from Sun … [Read more...]

The Vision Council Touts UV Protection with National Sunglasses Day

Alexandria, VA (June, 2016) – The Vision Council is touting the importance of UV-protective sunwear with the celebration of National Sunglasses Day, taking place this Monday, June 27. The annual day of recognition, which has garnered support and promotions from organizations across the eyewear and eyecare industry, reminds consumers that wearing … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Marketing National Eye Exam Month

Normally we post 'Event's the month of the event. But National Eye Exam month in August is too important to not be prepared. I think the message you have to send to your patients it is about Preventive Medicine, not new glasses. Eye Exams can detect serious medical conditions, such as Brain tumors, Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension and more. FYI, … [Read more...]

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

CHICAGO (May, 2016) – Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization. And, according to the Prevent Blindness “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” the current number of those in the United States with cataract will increase from more than 25.7 million, to … [Read more...]

#Wellness #Wednesday: Grapes’ Benefits to Eye Health

Grape-enriched diet protected retina against damaging effects of oxidative stress MIAMI (April, 2016)  — Compounds found in grapes may help protect against eye disease, according to new research led by researchers at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal … [Read more...]

Vision Council Educates Consumers on UV Radiation

Newest report finds one of three adults overlooking sunglasses to protect eyes despite past harm. Alexandria, VA (May 4, 2016) – The Vision Council is educating consumers on the serious eye health risks from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays with the release of its newest UV protection report, Spare Your Sight: Using Shades for … [Read more...]

Seven Smiling Sunglasses For National Smile Month

The British have designated May 16 to June 16th as National Smile Month. This month has a focus on oral hygiene. Did you know that unhealthy mouth can be linked to diabetes and heart disease. In the U.S., oral disease causes kids to miss 51 million school hours and their parents to lose 25 million work hours annually. Some fun Facts about Smiles … [Read more...]

We Love Eyes By Tanya Gill OD

Appealing to the eye healthy, Oakland based optometrist, Dr. Tanya Gill started a company, We Love Eyes. We Love Eyes is a non-toxic, organic eyelid and makeup remover product. The product is sold online and is available for wholesale. What a perfect compliment to an eyecare office. Offering: Preventive health (eyecare), beauty, support of local … [Read more...]

OCuSOFT, Inc. Partners with Prevent Blindness

CHICAGO (March, 2016)* – Prevent Blindness , the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, is pleased to announce the support of OCuSOFT ® Inc. www.ocusoft.com, a privately-held eye and skin care company with an established reputation for innovation in eyelid hygiene and ocular health. Because women are at significantly … [Read more...]

March Is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

CHICAGO (Feb., 2016) – As more people of all ages increase the amount of screen time, through computers, tablet devices, smartphones, etc., the risk of digital eye strain also increases.  Prevent Blindness the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety group, has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to provide employers and employees … [Read more...]

Genetic Associations that Influence Adult Onset Glaucoma

International Study Reveals Genetic Associations that Influence Adult Onset Glaucoma. Results could improve early diagnosis and open new avenues for gene therapy Boston, MA and Cleveland, OH -- January , 2016 -- Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have led an … [Read more...]

The Vision Council At The Consumer Electronics Show

Alexandria, VA (January, 2016) – With more than 3,600 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees gathering for the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The Vision Council is on hand at the world’s largest gathering place for the business of consumer technologies to help users protect their eyes from digital eye strain. The Vision Council’s … [Read more...]

January Is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

CHICAGO (Dec. 22, 2015) – Today, nearly 3 million people ages 40 and older have glaucoma, according to the Prevent Blindness “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems” report.  As the population ages, the number is projected to grow steadily, increasing nearly 50 percent to 4.3 million by 2032 and by more than 90 … [Read more...]